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Thread: Baby Quilt Finished: sheep, owls, and apples

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    Baby Quilt Finished: sheep, owls, and apples

    Hey everyone,

    some of you may remember the baby quilt I started for a friend way back last Spring. I had asked for some advice on quilting it in this thread. Thanks again to everyone who gave me advice! I did hand quilt it and finally decided on outline quilting around all of the applique. For the sky I drew two wispy clouds with a swirl on their ends and made cardboard templates to transfer them onto the quilt. There are some grass clumps quilted into the meadow and in the borders with the flowers I outline quilted every third flower and its stem. Not sure how much of the quilting you can see in the pics...the lighting was unfortunately not that good when I finally gave them the quilt as a late Christmas present. I've anonymized the baby's name on the back (that's what the thick black line is in the card the owl's holding). Anyway, enough jabbering and on to the pics! :-)

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    Translation: May your dreams lend you wings!

    The purple fabric on the owl's body on the back is the main fabric of the first quilt I ever made (and finished!). It also appears again as the binding. I wanted to establish a connection with that first quilt and I think the fabric worked nicely, although unfortunately its too dark to tell in these pictures, I think. This quilt is only the second quilt that I have finished and the first one I've used the applique technique on. It was a lot of work but so much worth it and I love how it turned out (although there are a lot of little mistakes in it! I learned a lot!). The baby's mom tells me that he's fascinated by all the colors and different patterns on the quilt and will soon be entering the tactile stage of his development...he just discovered that he has hands and is currently busy using them to chew on rather than to feel new textures. So soon he should be enjoying the feel of the faux lamb's wool on the larger sheep of the quilt.

    Hope you all enjoy it too!

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    So cute and very nicely done
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    Very nicely done. It is absolutely adorable.
    You should be very proud
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    love your quilt , you did and excellent job , keep going , cant wait to see more from you , again , great job

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    it's a darling quilt
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    That is adorable. Love those sheep and owl.

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    precious quilt love the owl!!!!
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    Great job!!!

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    So cute and very well done
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    It is so adorable!

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    very cute
    l love the owl eyes

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    Adorable!!
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    very cute

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    Super sweet!....sure to be a hit
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    Your quilt is so adorable but to know that it's only your second quilt, now that's amazing! Your satin stitch looks fantastic! I can't wait to see your future creations!
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    Too cute. You do amazing, wonderful work.
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    very cute love everything about it

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    Sew cute, great job!

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    Wow, you are so creative, love the colors and shapes, it is just darling and the amount of work you put in to it to hand quilt it is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    Aww, thanks everyone! When I heard my friend was pregnantI just started drawing and came up with the design for the center panel, it was relatively easy then to blow up the drawing at my copy shop and make paper templates for everything. The border and corners evolved while I was picking out fabrics, which are all organic, most of them from Spoonflower. The drawing was done sometime in March, and I finished the quilt just yesterday, so it took awhile, but it was totally worth it! :-) Oh and I totally can't take credit for the satin stitching around the applique...my machine just does a wonderful job at satin stitching!

    Thanks again everyone, and yes, I'm motivated and there will be more to come! :-)

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    So cute and your quilting came out great!

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    What an outstanding quilt! Owls are so popular at this time, I wonder why ?
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    So Adorable!
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    Adorable!!!!
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    How sweet.......... love it

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